Nokia Lumia 929 leaks again in a blurry photo, coming in December

A forum member on WPCentral has posted a blurry image of the back of Nokia's Verizon-bound flagship smartphone, the Lumia 929 which is expected to hit the shelves in the near future.

The Windows Phone 8 Update 3 running phone is believed to be a slightly smaller variant of the recently launched Lumia 1520. Previously leaked information about the smartphone states that the Lumia 929 will have a 5" screen of 1920x1080 resolution (1080p), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of onboard storage, full set of connectivity options with BT 4.0 LE, NFC, WiFi, Qi wireless charging and a 20 megapixel "PureView" rear camera.

Color options include black and white, and according to the tipster both versions have a matte finish and not glossy as reported earlier.

Lumia 929, which was rumored to go on sale from November 21st along with the Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet, has not yet been revealed by both Nokia and Verizon. WPCentral's tipster points to a mid-December release for the device which is quite late considering that the phone was already reported to be in carrier testing and was expected to be on sale on Thanksgiving.

Source: WPCentral | Image via WPCentral

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Nokia is doing good job but not Microsoft .I bought Lumia 1520 from Microsoft online store. I had it for a day before I returned it. this was my worse buying experience from any where. I was sprint customer for long time. I decided to move to AT&T because of this phone. Microsoft sold me this phone for $200 with 450 minutes for $39.98 and 3GB of data for $20.. I receive phone activation email with contact number. when I called the number they told me they can not help me and I have to call Microsoft number so I called them and they told me they cannot activate the phone and I should call AT&T. I called AT&T they moved my number. I asked what kind of plan I got the rep told me 450 minutes and 3Gb of data. I tried to use my data after I left home but it didn't work. I called AT&T and they told me there is no data plan on my account. if I want 3GB I have to pay $30 they don't care what Microsoft sold me because only AT&T can say how much it cost. I had to cancel my service and return the phone. I don't have a cell phone service for 3 days now.

jayfox said,
Nokia is doing good job but not Microsoft .I bought Lumia 1520 from Microsoft online store. I had it for a day before I returned it. this was my worse buying experience from any where. I was sprint customer for long time. I decided to move to AT&T because of this phone. Microsoft sold me this phone for $200 with 450 minutes for $39.98 and 3GB of data for $20.. I receive phone activation email with contact number. when I called the number they told me they can not help me and I have to call Microsoft number so I called them and they told me they cannot activate the phone and I should call AT&T. I called AT&T they moved my number. I asked what kind of plan I got the rep told me 450 minutes and 3Gb of data. I tried to use my data after I left home but it didn't work. I called AT&T and they told me there is no data plan on my account. if I want 3GB I have to pay $30 they don't care what Microsoft sold me because only AT&T can say how much it cost. I had to cancel my service and return the phone. I don't have a cell phone service for 3 days now.

That sounds like a mess. That's a very expensive contract and I never needed to activate the phone manually (had like 3-4 WP handsets so far). Activation is all about Microsoft, the contract pricing and allowances are all AT&T

Looks like a 1520 mini. The only put-off for me on the 1520 is the size but I think we have a deal here. And I almost bought that brick. I am sure this phone won't be made available until late January otherwise almost nobody will buy the 1520. Problem is now Nokia spasm the market with nice devices at all levels

happy to see windowsphone with high end spec like android
verizon need to stop making phones look like a celebration of national logo day one verizon logo on the front is enough and whats up with the 4G LTE big logo on the back
http://i.imgur.com/4GFMaAz.png

subcld said,
happy to see windowsphone with high end spec like android
verizon need to stop making phones look like a celebration of national logo day one verizon logo on the front is enough and whats up with the 4G LTE big logo on the back
http://i.imgur.com/4GFMaAz.png

As for the logo on the front, a lot of carriers do this, especially when it is a carrier specific device. I notice the ATT logo on a lot of phones, even on a couple I cross checked that don't show the logo in pictures on their website.

As for the 4G/LTE on the back, like with the 928 it was to promote the higher speed devices. However it is a bit redundant for a newer phone.

Considering a majority of people slap ugly cases on phones, it seems like something that shouldn't bother people. Even with the more durable phones like from Nokia where you might not have a case on it, if you don't like the color/logos, just buy a nice sticker/skin for it.

virtorio said,
An Apple lawyers favourite shape, the rounded-edge rectangle.

Indeed. Couldn't all those lazy phone manufacturers chose other new shapes, like triangles, trapezoids or pentagons?

virtorio said,
An Apple lawyers favourite shape, the rounded-edge rectangle.

I would LOVE to see Apple go after Nokia/Microsoft for something like that. Microsoft is one of the few companies that could upset Apple's patent tactics.

Apple using patent law to enforce design descriptions is truly insane that it ever got traction in any country's courts.

When people complain about technology/software patent/copyright laws, they only have Apple to thank. Starting with software patents to using copyright law to enforce patent elements and now using patent laws to enforce copyright elements has made a blurred mess.

If you patent the concept of a clown nose using a 'soft' 'red' 'ball' as an example, it was never intended that you would also get to enforce your patent for all 'red balls' made even if they weren't put on clown noses, but this is what Apple has essentially done.

Mobius Enigma said,

I would LOVE to see Apple go after Nokia/Microsoft for something like that. Microsoft is one of the few companies that could upset Apple's patent tactics.

Apple using patent law to enforce design descriptions is truly insane that it ever got traction in any country's courts.

When people complain about technology/software patent/copyright laws, they only have Apple to thank. Starting with software patents to using copyright law to enforce patent elements and now using patent laws to enforce copyright elements has made a blurred mess.

If you patent the concept of a clown nose using a 'soft' 'red' 'ball' as an example, it was never intended that you would also get to enforce your patent for all 'red balls' made even if they weren't put on clown noses, but this is what Apple has essentially done.

Apple won't though, Microsoft have a cross licensing agreement with Apple so it's never going to happen.

If Microsoft wasn't buying Nokia 's hardware division, I'd wouldn't say that too loud. Apple might get ideas who to sue next.

reply to cybersausrex. On my phone sorry

Why is it that Verizon always falls just short of getting me to switch? If it had 64Gb or a MicroSD slot I'd sell my 920in a heart. Now I have to wait until MWC for WP 8.1 devices to see if I will switch. Ughhh....

Drewidian said,
Why is it that Verizon always falls just short of getting me to switch? If it had 64Gb or a MicroSD slot I'd sell my 920in a heart. Now I have to wait until MWC for WP 8.1 devices to see if I will switch. Ughhh....

It just depends on how you get used to using WP as well, and learn to stop treating it like an iPhone or Android device.

As strange as this sounds, I have a 16gb WP and a 32gb WP and they both have around 2gb of free space and I have the same amount of content loaded on both of them.

The trick is to truly embrace features like SkyDrive and let the phone handle caching what you are using. I also use Xbox Music Pass, and can cycle albums/songs I want on and off the device at any time, which leaves no reason to load my entire music collection, just the stuff I'm currently listening, as I can always other stuff as I need it.

Even if you are a photo bug, with the SkyDrive sync integration, you can keep your local phone storage cleaned out.

I 'used' to think that I needed more space, and on my iPhone and Android phones I still do. On WP, I have access to more of my media/files/documents and I just let the OS manage caching what I need.

The only concession, is that on my 16gb device I only keep the games I'm playing loaded, when I have most of game library always available on the 32bit device. Even this is not an issue, as I can hit a WiFi spot if I want to load Halo on the 16gb device and trade out space for a couple of other games.

I will wait to see what WP 8.1, both as hardware and software, will bring on the table.....
Besides I by far prefer the design of my 920.

This might be in part a response to some reviews that mention Lumias being somewhat frustrating to use on flat surfaces because of the curves/bulges.

Interesting, I would agree the black and white do make it seem less like recent nokia devices but good to see them trying different designs. Black will look pretty shmick,

cybersaurusrex said,
It looks more like an iPhone than a Nokia device... which is kind of disappointing.

I honestly prefer this design over the other designs they have chosen. Reason is the industrial look that i've came to really like from MS and others. Plus it goes well with the boxed off metro interface.

Same here. Looks good. If it comes to AT&T I'll consider ditching my iPhone 5S, maybe. This design can support cases better, feels better in the hand, and frankly industrial design is cool.

I'm tired of the Nokia curved edges and the numbers. The numbers mean nothing and aren't very catchy.

I would like the phone pictured in an all metal body ala HTC One.

I'm tired of the Nokia curved edges and the numbers. The numbers mean nothing and aren't very catchy.

I would like the phone pictured in an all metal body ala HTC One.

I'm still wishing for a slightly larger chassis based on the Zune HD. That was (is) a beautiful device.

cybersaurusrex said,
It looks more like an iPhone than a Nokia device... which is kind of disappointing.

Looks rather similar to the Nokia 928 I have sitting here, just a bit 'longer'. Why do you think it looks like an iPhone?

MorganX said,
Same here. Looks good. If it comes to AT&T I'll consider ditching my iPhone 5S, maybe. This design can support cases better, feels better in the hand, and frankly industrial design is cool.

I'm tired of the Nokia curved edges and the numbers. The numbers mean nothing and aren't very catchy.

I would like the phone pictured in an all metal body ala HTC One.

This will probably be a Verizon device, although if you can buy it unlocked, it would should work on ATT networks. (Like the 928, it should be a universal/world phone that supports non-CDMA carriers.)

ATT has the larger screen 1520. (Sadly ATT stripped out the built in Qi charging on their version of the 1520 though.)

Looks rather similar to the Nokia 928 I have sitting here, just a bit 'longer'. Why do you think it looks like an iPhone?

I think part of the reason is that the image in this article has low contrast, so it is hard for people to see that it isn't completely flat like the 5.